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Byoung-Il Bae, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3401
Phone: 860-679-8787

Neuroscience Graduate Program

Bae Lab

B.S.Seoul National UniversityMolecular Biology
Ph.D.The Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineNeuroscience

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipKorea Foundation for Advanced StudiesKorea Foundation for Advanced Studies Predoctoral Fellowship
Professional TrainingBoston Children's HospitalBoston Children’s Hospital Developmental Neurology Training Grant
Professional TrainingHarvardHarvard Stem Cell Institute Training Grant
PostdoctoralHarvard Medical School and Boston Children’s HospitalPostdoctoral Fellow
FellowshipDepartment of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical SchoolGoldenson Research Fellowship

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Dr. M. Judah Folkman Research Day AwardBoston Children’s Hospital
The Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships (honorable mention)The Glenn/American Federation for Aging
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship, (honorable mention)Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Society for NeuroscienceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational1999

The cerebral cortex is the largest part of the human brain, mediating advanced cognitive functions, such as language and abstract thinking, and its abnormal development is implicated in neurological and psychiatric disorders including autism and schizophrenia. We aim to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying human cortical development by comparing humans, ferrets, and mice with the same genetic mutation but with strikingly different phenotypes using state-of-the-art tools. 

Accepting Lab Rotations Students: Fall '19 and Spring '20

Journal Articles


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Gordon Research Conferences: Neural Development2018
The Company of Biologists: Development and Evolution of the Human Neocortex, West Sussex, UK2018
The Yale Korean Bioscience Society2018
The John B. Pierce Laboratory2018
University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience2018
US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology, and Entrepreneurship2018
Seoul National University College of Medicine, S. Korea2017
Case Western Reserve University Department of Neuroscience2016